As my time in Forest Hills draws to a close, I am finally able to understand all of those who came before that told me it would be gone before I knew it. The lessons, friendships, and memories that came from the last four years are invaluable. With so much to appreciate, it’s a challenge knowing where to start.
During my career as a Ranger, I was lucky enough to meet some of the most incredible adults to date. Whether they know it or not, each of the coaches, teachers, and mentors has left an impact on my life too great to measure. During freshman and sophomore year, when I played on the football team, someone who had a crucial role in my life was Ty Hallock. Despite my short time with him as a coach, Ty was the one who taught me how to outwork everyone while also maintaining an elevated level of humility. Additionally, I wanted to give the biggest thanks to one of my biggest mentors, Brad Anderson. As a coach for the wrestling and rugby team, his influence on my character closely rivals that of my own parents. After meeting coach Anderson 8 years ago in the Central Woodlands gym, I will forever be grateful for the lessons learned and memories made.
After joining the sports report staff in the first semester of my junior year, taking part in this unique class remains one of the best decisions I’ve made here at FHC. In addition to the second family I have been able to be a part of every day in sixth hour, I got the opportunity to write about sports teams from my own school. The FHC Sports Report members are some of the hardest working and most dedicated kids that I know, and I want to thank each of them for their commitment to excellence every day. Thank you, FHC Sports Report.
After all is said and done, the last four years of being a Forest Hills Central Ranger have been the best times of my life. The countless memories and relationships I have developed will never be forgotten. Thank you, FHC.